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  • Nadal beats Monaco to win 1st title in nearly 9 months

    Rafael Nadal won his first title in nearly nine months Sunday after defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open.

  • Chelsea wins League Cup; Real Madrid and PSG held to draws

    Coach Jose Mourinho added some more silverware to his collection as Chelsea beat Tottenham to win the Capital One Cup.

  • Happy faces

    Germany's Francesco Friedrich (right) and Thorsten Margis celebrate after winning the two-man bobsled competition at the Bob and Skeleton World Championships in Winterberg, Germany, on Sunday. (AP/Michael Probst)

  • Rio Ruckus: IOC, Olympics targeted by environmental protest

    IOC President Thomas Bach came to Rio de Janeiro to laud the city's progress in getting ready for the 2016 Olympics. On Saturday, he came up against another side of the games — activists bursting into his hotel lobby to protest what they call environmental destruction brought on by the games.

  • Benfica thrashes Estoril 6-0 to extend lead in Portugal

    Benfica thrashed Estoril 6-0 at home to increase its overnight lead of the Portuguese league on Saturday.

  • AC Milan fails again to win 2 in a row in Serie A

    AC Milan was held to a goalless draw at relegation-threatened Chievo Verona in Serie A on Saturday as it once again failed to win consecutive matches.

  • Referee red card overshadows Rooney goals in EPL

    Manchester United rode its luck as Wayne Rooney scored twice in a 2-0 win against struggling 10-man Sunderland, but his success was overshadowed by another refereeing controversy in the English Premier League on Saturday.

  • Suarez leads Barcelona to win, Bueno scores 4 for Rayo

    Barcelona's 3-1 win at Granada from goals by Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi was overshadowed by little-known Alberto Bueno netting four goals in 16 minutes in Rayo Vallecano's victory on Saturday.

  • 2022 WC final no later than Dec. 18

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar to take place no later than Dec. 18, a date that would avoid a conflict with the powerful Premier League over the Christmas schedule in England.

  • Warriors keep NBA lead

    Golden State led from start to finish and won 113-89 at Toronto in Friday’s clash of divisional leaders, maintaining the overall NBA lead while sending the Raptors to a fourth-straight loss.

  • IOC relaxes rule on athletes

    The IOC is relaxing a rule that prohibited athletes from promoting non-official sponsors during the Olympics.

  • Football: New bombing targets Cyprus referee

    A bomb exploded outside the home of a Cypriot referee on Friday, little more than a month after a similar attack prompted match officials to go on strike.

  • Sochi Olympics made $53 m profit: IOC

    The 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia's Sochi made an operating profit of more than US$53 million, the International Olympic Committee disclosed Thursday.

  • IOC relaxes rule on athletes and sponsors during Olympics

    The IOC is relaxing a rule that prohibited athletes from promoting non-official sponsors during the Olympics.

  • Singapore’s Safuwan blazing trail for Southeast Asia in A-League

    Turning an apparent negative into a positive is all part of what wide-eyed Safuwan Baharudin sees as the ultimate soccer education at Melbourne City FC.

  • Australia, New Zealand tone down hype around WCup clash

    Australia and New Zealand players are trying to tone down the rhetoric around their impending clash at the Cricket World Cup, stressing that the hype around Saturday's game is attaching too much importance to a pool match.

  • Nadal advances to quarterfinals on clay in Buenos Aires

    Top-seeded Rafael Nadal beat local qualifier Facundo Arguello 6-4, 6-0 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open.

  • Golden jump

    Sweden's Charlotte Kalla jumps in celebration at winning the women’s 10-kilometer competition at the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun, Sweden, on Tuesday. (AFP/Jonathan Nackstrand)

  • Suarez scores 2, Barca beats City 2-1 in Champions League

    Luis Suarez finally emerged from Lionel Messi's shadow at Barcelona by scoring twice in a 2-1 win over Manchester City on Tuesday, putting the Spanish club within sight of the Champions League quarterfinals for an eighth straight year.

  • 24 countries to participate in President's Cup boxing tournament

    As many as 126 boxers from 24 countries will take part in the President's Cup open international tournament, which will be held in Palembang, South Sumatra, from April 19 to 25.

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